Robust data protection regime need of the hour: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 31 : At a time when India has taken a tough stand towards maintaining data privacy and data localisation, industry stakeholders here on Wednesday discussed an urgent need for a robust data protection regime architected on global principles.

With data becoming one of the key features of innovation, transactions, governance and policy discourse, the experts deliberated on the broadening impact of data at the "India Data Leadership Summit 2018" organised by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) -- a premier industry body on data protection in India by Nasscom.

"In the last one year, data and contours of data economy have shaped the conversations of business leaders, global think tanks, and governments across the world.

In India, our members have been partnering with government to support India's digitisation Journey," said Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI.

"We will continue to engage with government to have a data protection regime architected on the global principles, best practices, legislation and enforcement that will fuel our digital economy,' she added.

The one-day summit centred around global data flows, data-driven public governance, data diplomacy, transparency and freedom reconciliation with individual's right, privacy governance and more.

"Data privacy emanates from fundamental right, a justiciable right for citizens," said Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Over 150 leaders from across the key government departments, industry, academia, think tanks and civil society participated in the event.



Source: IANS